Hired As A Tax Collector

What classifies him to be qualified?
He knows nothing about the Irish jig.

'Neither do you.'

His ancestors are not connected,
To the British throne.

'Neither are yours! '

His home is not Dutch Colonial.

'And yours...
Isn't either.'

He has not attended any operas.

'And your music of choice is country.'

He doesn't 'look' American.

What 'look' is that? '

Who's side are 'you' on anyway? '

'I don't have to be on anyone's side.
I've been hired as a tax collector.
That's why I am here.
You and your neighbors are in arrears.
Would you like to schedule a payment plan?
How are you going to handle this obligation? '

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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